In our modern day world we are exposed to an astronomical amount of toxins on a continuous basis. Consequently this has inundated our body’s natural detox abilities leading to toxic overload symptoms. These symptoms include but are not limited to migraines, headaches, allergies or allergic skin, digestive disorders, insomnia, muscle and joint pains. Toxic overload can also hinder one’s mood and manifest as depression, anxiety, nervousness, and irritability.
Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to live a toxic-free life as our list of exposures is vast- but the most common places we are getting toxins from is our food (both conventional store bought and from restaurants), the environment (pesticides, fungicides, weed killers, chemical sprays), common household products (bug spray, chlorine from the pool, household cleaners, bottled water), and a lifetime of medications (both over the counter and prescription).
The good news is there are safe and natural ways to assist detoxification in your body. At Balanced Healing of Jacksonville I’ll determine the best way for your body to detox, and assist you through the process.
Different methods of detoxification include but are not limited to:
Castor Oil Packs
Castor oil comes from the castor seed, Ricinus Communis, and when used topically it has remarkable health benefits including: improving the function of the thymus gland and supporting the immune system, increases lymphocyte production (your immune system’s disease-fighting cells), assists with lymphatic drainage, which is a leading factor in inflammatory diseases, and decreases inflammation. Other usages of castor oil packs include relieving congestion, constipation, and pain as well as stimulating the liver and gallbladder, which is an important part in detoxing.
The rebounder is a great home detox option to incorporate into your daily routine. Our lymph system is responsible for washing our cells and carrying away waste products, however, this can only happen through physical movement. If we aren’t exercising, our lymphatic system isn’t able to do it’s job properly. Studies have shown that the rebounding motion stimulates the internal organs, moves spinal and aqueous fluid and directly straightens the immune system.
Diet and Lifestyle Modification
Through simple modifications of your routine and daily habits we can eliminate many toxic stressors that contribute to your body’s accumulated toxin load. Supplementation, nutritional support, and positive lifestyle changes will all be potential factors in your detoxification.
Functional labs may be needed to determine if there is a specific toxin your body is struggling with such as mycotoxins (from mold exposure) or heavy metals.